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Overall Equipment Effectiveness OEE is a method of measuring key aspects of production, and then working towards improvements based on information and data.
For small manufacturers, Production and Manufacturing Engineering considerations will involve design engineers working closely with shop floor-based technicians, engineers and suppliers.
Small Manufacturer Supply Chain: What about the Supply Chain? Everybody seems to mention it, but how can small manufacturers fully understand and win work in the Supply Chain?
State-of-the-art-Technologies: How you can gain competitive advantage with 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Robotics, IoT and Industry 4.0
3D Printing Jigs, Fixtures, Gauges and Manufacturing Tools. How Production-based SMEs can justify and use 3D Printers
Apprenticeships Vocational Training: Sources of practical help, plus details of initiatives and organisations ideal for improving skill levels and accessing vocational training programmes.
Meet the Director Manufacturing Specialist Mark Lynch, Advice Manufacturing Founder. See my experiences across industry sectors and professional credentials, which underpin our thinking and principles
Engineering Analysis and Testing: Product development may include analysing a design, by modelling it to understand its performance under different simulated conditions. Thorough testing then follows.
The Concept Design stage includes generating ideas, and then screening them to identify the best ones. Following this the remaining ideas may be developed and tested before the best 1 is taken forward
3D Printing Industrial Examples: A strictly industry-based look at how this inspirational technology is being exploited for better products
Question: What are the qualities of a Great Engineering Leader? Answer: To be a great engineering (or any other field) leader, one must be a good allrounder,
Advanced Manufacturing Security Industry: Director's Visit and Report - Advanced Manufacturing for Defence and Security Applications, at the UK Manufacturing Technology Centre Catapult
Lean Manufacturing PDCA Deming Cycle: Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) is a continual improvement methodology championed by one of the founding fathers of quality management, Dr. W. Edwards Deming.
Manufacturing Reports: Manifestos and Industry Reports setting out the future trends for SME Manufacturers
High-End-Automotive-Industry: Extensive use of virtual design and digital manufacturing throughout the product development process
Standard Operating Procedures show the current best way of doing something. A standard operating procedure (SOP) documents this ‘best practice’ so it is clearly understood by all.
Lean Manufacturing Cost Capacity: Should I make or should I buy? It’s a common question manufacturers routinely have to grapple with. Remaining competitive often depends on the answer.
Your new Product Launch will require effort, resources and a well thought out plan. Again, depending on the nature of your product and the industry sector, product launch practices will vary.
Be clear who your competitors are and the threat they pose. Also see how Market Research can give you clarity about customer needs. See how mass customisation can exactly match customer requirements.
Supply Chain Engineering Businesses: Supply Chain Fundamentals - Gain a better understanding
The Detailed Design stage can produce a range of technical documentation and data which should facilitate smooth and economical production. Consider these ideas to assist your manufacturing business
What the Best Performing Manufacturers Do - 1: Concurrent Engineering, the right people and the right environment.
Engineering Career Coaching: Your chance to be the best possible engineer you can be with clarity, goals and the execution of a step-by-step plan
Gemba is related to management by sight. Japanese in origin, it means ‘the real place’. In Lean Manufacturing, the Gemba refers to the place where the work actually takes place.
Future Manufacturing Initiatives: Keeping engineers and SME manufacturers informed of trends & future opportunities. Inc. The Internet of Things & Industry 4.0
Career Coaching for Engineers: Contact Form for Career Coaching - Professional Advice for Ambitious Engineers
CAD Design Help: Contact Form for CAD Outsourcing or CAD Freelancers. Let's discuss your needs. Get in contact now!
Engineering Internship: Industrial Placement information for students to increase their employability and for businesses to access talent and skills
Match Your Engineering CV: Match Your CV (or Resume) to the Advert, the Importance of Concrete Evidence and a Positive Outlook and Mind-set.
Small Business Manufacturing Network: Why not join for greater exposure, more recommendations, referrals and new orders. Or search to quickly find a supplier.
Practical DFMA: With VE for new product development and VA of existing products, cost can be ‘designed out’ of parts, by using the same guidelines to remove unnecessarily expensive features.
Interesting Engineers: Making a difference in society & doing interesting stuff. Let's get more youngsters in the profession & galvanize the public!
Innovation for Small Manufacturers: The best manufacturing businesses, both small and large, are undertaking a range of innovative activities to deliver commercial success. Here’s how…
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is an approach where routine maintenence tasks are carried out by operators who use the equipment, in preference to specialists.
Value Stream Mapping is a technique used to illustrate the flow of materials, parts and information. The aim is to increase what is valuable to the customer, by removing what is wasteful.
Remanufacturing business help: Returning used products to their original specification and performance. Repair, restore and replace worn product parts.
Manufacturing Business Help: Advice Manufacturing offers great advice, small business consulting, low volume outsourcing and CAD design services
Low Volume Outsourcing: For Design Engineer buyers and Small Manufacturing Suppliers: Quickly get parts made or get jobs on your SME's order book
Manufacturing and Management Consulting: Helping you quickly solve problems, improve performance and grow, with our expertise
Manufacturing Consultants: Expert Help for Engineers and SMEs. Helping you quickly solve problems, improve business performance and grow